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UPDATE: Man, 21, dead after dramatic single-vehicle crash in Surrey

Man ejected from vehicle after it slams into centre median tree on 72 Avenue

NOTE: This story was updated to report the crash victim has died (Thursday, March 23, 12:41 p.m.)

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A 21-year-old man is dead after being ejected from his car when it struck a centre median and tree in Newton on Thursday (March 23).

Police say that around midnight a black Jaguar sedan was travelling west on 72 Avenue at high speeds when the crash happened. Police say the driver lost control and smashed into a tree in the centre median. Surrey RCMP says it appears speed was a factor. No other vehicles were involved.

A Black Press freelancer at the scene said the force of the crash ejected the driver and caused the sedan to roll over. The engine block was lodged against another tree.

Police closed 72nd Avenue from 132nd Street to 130th Street and asked motorists to avoid the area. The road has been reopened.

The Surrey RCMP asks anyone in the area between 12 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. with information or dash cam footage to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit

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